Claddagh Ring

This Irish ring is made up of a heart, held by two hands, under a crown. The heart represents love, the crown represents loyalty and the hands represent friendship.

Siobhan owns one of these rings and identifies it as Irish folklore. Just as narratives are weaved into the designs of dresses or dances (see Irish Dance Competitions entry), symbolism is weaved into the caladdagh ring, a piece of material folklore.